There is no doubt - Our youth is our future! In a recent survey of HPRSD members, it was unanimous the sentiments that, as an organization, we should develop programs to foster the development of our youth within the context of our Puerto Rican heritage and customs.
The support from our members to get involved has been tremendous, including those that have children, grandchildren, kids in high school and college, or young adults starting their careers.
Programs are being developed or reinstated to stimulate the desired social, cultural, and educational activities. As we know, to keep kids interested, it has to be fun! There is so much we can do if we work together.
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Artist Emily Velez-Confer resumes her classes in Puerto Rican-inspired Art. Here the young and young-in-heart can come together and explore cherished Puerto Rican traditions through art. [Learn more...]
This program is designed specifically for young girls and women ages 8- 20 years old in hopes of teaching and introducing young women of Puerto Rican descent or those who just want to be connected with the Puerto Rican culture and traditions. The Reinitas has been extremely active in its development with the induction of its new Queen's Court, performances of traditional dances as well as participating in community outreach. [Learn more...]
Similar to the Reinitas, this program is designed specifically for young boys and men ages 8- 20 years old in hopes of teaching and introducing young men of Puerto Rican descent or those who just want to be connected with the Puerto Rican culture and traditions. Fathers and sons have been getting together to develop vejigante masks and costumes with artist Emily Velez-Confer. They have joined the Reinitas in a number of performances. [Learn more...]
The College Student Youth Committee was formed in 2002 to give college and high school students of Puerto Rican heritage the opportunities to introduce the culture: politics, art, language, history, learn about the traditional Boricua ways and teach others of our modern Puerto Rican lifestyles. [Learn more...]
The House of Puerto Rico San Diego sponsors an educational/ vocational scholarship. This scholarship is being offered to San Diego County Residents or members of the House of Puerto Rico who are high school seniors/ graduates or college/post-graduate students. With this award, we hope to assist youth or adults in the attainment of their educational and professional goals. Scholarships are awarded yearly. [Learn more...]
In development. For those interested, please contact Aned or Vanessa.
For general questions about our youth programs, feel free to contact Emily Velez-Confer, HPRSD President, or Casilda Pagan, HPRSD Vice President.